Soldier

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    Soldier

    You said a soldier you wanted to be
    Your life you will give up....for others to live free
    You left for places and parts unknown
    In your heart of hearts... will you ever be able to call anywhere home?
    Pain and suffering aplenty you will see
    While life goes on... for your friends and family
    Some people have a hard time understanding where your at
    While other's would truly tip you their hat
    So hard at times...to grasp the life you chose to lead

    You told me ... you would lay down your life for your fellow man
    A heart like yours is hard to understand
    But in the end..... this I know
    I will be proud of you..... no matter where you go
    Life is about sacrifice and lesson's untold
    Some of them hard
    Some of them old

    I wonder sometimes ... who planted that first seed?
    When you were a child ... conflict was something that caused you pain
    Does the life you live now,make your past,feel like its not been in vain
    So many question's I've wanted to ask
    I think as a mother .....I have always wanted to grasp
    Was it me that caused you to choose this world of strife
    Or ......only the circumstances of your life?

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    JaytotheDee commented on Soldier

    11-16-2013

    im a veteran myself. I served in Iraq 3 seperate tours. I know my mother probably asked a lot of these same questions herself. Your poem makes me wonder what it was like for her when i was overseas. beautiful. thanks for sharing

    Kdaddy commented on Soldier

    09-10-2009

    A touching account of wanting to know where a child's decisions come from. I feel your pain and am touched by your pride.

    Legos12 commented on Soldier

    08-03-2009

    well done. I like how much it stresses this is the point of view from a mother. I got family in the military so i feel your pain. He's in my prayers. Thanks for sharing

    mufasa

    08/03/2009

    Thank you for taking the time to read it.and I will pray for your family also.

    Grito commented on Soldier

    08-02-2009

    He has choosen to help others have the same choice he made.

    keller commented on Soldier

    08-01-2009

    AND AS I LOOK AGAIN I SEE IT SAYS 9.5.......BAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

    mufasa

    08/03/2009

    You are too kind,and just yesterday I was told by my son that he will leave again for Iraq in a short while.My poetry and art have saved me from so many moments such as these.Blessings to you.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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